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An experimental campaign on a four-storey, full-scale reinforced concrete frame is currently being carried out in the European Laboratory for Structural Assessment (ELSA). The main object of the current phase is to develop damage indicators and failure criteria for plastic hinge regions to be used in the safety evaluation of earthquake-resistant reinforced concrete structures. The experimental programme, preliminary calculations and damage assessment, and the tests already performed are described.

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Authors: NEGRO P, JRC Ispra (IT);PINTO A V, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: ERCAD 94, Berlin (DE), June 15-17, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38200 ORA
Record Number: 199410479 / Last updated on: 1994-11-28
Original language: en
Available languages: en